Brochure: Information for New Tenants

Landlords must provide this information to new tenants on or before the date the tenancy begins.

The Law

Most residential tenancies are covered by the Residential Tenancies Act (the RTA). This law:


Some rental units are not covered under the RTA. For example, the RTA does not apply:

The role of the Landlord and Tenant Board is to:

Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

You have the right to:

You are responsible for:

You are not allowed to:

Landlord Rights and Responsibilities

Your landlord has the right to:

Your landlord is responsible for:

Your landlord is not allowed to:

Contact the Landlord and Tenant Board

Call us:
Toll free: 1-888-332-3234
Toronto area: 416-645-8080
TTY: Bell Relay Service at 1-800-268-9242

Visit our website at
Visit your local LTB office. For office locations visit our website.

Last updated: April 2018